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Legislature to consider Madigan plan to fill state budget hole
Mar. 24, 2015
The plan would authorize Gov. Bruce Rauner to transfer $1.3 billion from other purposes to end weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion gap in the state budget.
Why are we still collecting taxes to curb white flight?
Jun. 11, 2014
In changing Bungalow Belt, ‘outdated’ home equity tax districts are sitting on millions of dollars.
State agency overrules CPS on charters
Dec. 23, 2013
A little-known state agency backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has overruled Chicago public school officials, ordering them to approve and fund two new charter schools.
Madigan missing from State Fair politics
Aug. 14, 2013
Illinois Democrats gathered in Springfield Wednesday to rally behind their candidates ahead of next year’s election — but they met amidst party infighting, lawsuits and without the state’s party chairman.
Case over lawmaker pay could be 'landmark'
Aug. 6, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn says a lawsuit over his decision to suspend lawmaker pay for failing to act on the state pension crisis will be a "landmark" case.
Will IL schools face CPS pension problems?
Jul. 25, 2013
Chicago Public Schools budget problems are partly caused by the district’s pension obligations.
Madigan asked Metra to give pal a raise
Jul. 11, 2013
The link to Madigan, one of Illinois' most powerful politicians, was an unexpected turn in hearings that are unearthing details of the eye-popping severance package for Metra's former executive.
Special session expected to form pension committee
Jun. 19, 2013
Illinois lawmakers have convened a special session in Springfield, where they're expected to move ahead with plans to form a committee to deal with pensions.
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